Labour Party Leader Jeremy Corbyn has issued the following message to mark Eid.
I would like to wish Eid Mubarak to Muslims in the UK and all around the world celebrating Eid-al Fitr.
Eid is a wonderful time for Muslims and people of all faiths and none to celebrate with their: friends, family, neighbours and loved ones.
During Ramadan I have been privileged to join Iftars – the moment at the end of a day of fasting when people come together to share a meal.
I had the pleasure of breaking fast not only at my local Mosque in Finsbury Park but also at Al-Manaar, an inspirational Mosque which is just a mile from Grenfell Tower. Worshippers of this mosque were some of the first to respond to the tragic fire in June last year. And Al-Manaar Mosque continues to play a critical role for the community including by opening a dedicated Grenfell counselling office.
This is an example of the teachings of Islam in practice – teachings which are about compassion for our neighbours and reflecting on how we can be more respectful to those around us. As we strive to build a better society these are values which should resonate with each and every one of us.
Eid Mubarak to you and your loved ones.
Jeremy Corbyn MP
Leader of the Labour Party
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Jeremy Corbyn’s Eid Message
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